You know that if the President is re-elected, he will still be unable to work with the people in Congress...The debt ceiling will come up again, and shutdown and default will be threatened, chilling the economy.And then...along comes David Frum with the same message.
The congressional Republicans have shown themselves a destructive and irrational force in American politics. But we won't reform the congressional GOP by re-electing President Obama. If anything, an Obama re-election will not only aggravate the extremism of the congressional GOP, but also empower them...Finally, its pretty much the same argument David Brooks made a few days ago.
The bottom line is this: If Obama wins, we’ll probably get small-bore stasis; if Romney wins, we’re more likely to get bipartisan reform...He has more influence over the most intransigent element in the Washington equation House Republicans. He’s more likely to get big stuff done.Kevin Drum calls it a "surrender-to-terrorists argument" and Paul Krugman calls it "protection-racket politics." Take your pick. But the argument is the same...since the Congressional Republicans are batshit crazy - vote for a Republican President who will appease them.
Thats just plain NUTS!